ECSU Drone Lab Partners with Audubon North Carolina for Marsh Ecosystem Research in Currituck Sound

Elizabeth City State University’s drone technology team is partnering with the Audubon Society to survey Pine Island in the Currituck Sound, along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Using the university’s drones, experts and program students, surveys of the island’s flora will begin this spring.

No Seeds, No Problem: Growing Vegetables From Scraps

Some people like gardening because it is peaceful. Others enjoy harvesting their own herbs, fruits and vegetables. But whatever draws people to gardening, there’s been a dramatic surge in interest during the COVID-19 pandemic – and that has led to a shortage in the availability of seeds for home gardeners. But what about the seeds in that tomato you got at the store?

Keeping North Carolina Fed

NC State staff member heads the Food Supply Chain Working Group, a panel of industry experts, members of the agricultural community and government officials the state brought together last month to address food production and distribution issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mission Critical—Supporting North Carolina’s COVID-19 Efforts

UNC System contributions to North Carolina’s COVID-19 efforts exemplify how the higher education involves much more than delivering information and engaging students. Our universities and affiliates improve lives through innovative instruction, research, and service—the very activities that are guiding us through this pandemic.

UNC Asheville Students Use Virtual Tools to Provide Real Help for Local Students

The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program is all about providing structure and support to kids who face disenfranchisement in school, so they graduate and make the transition to college – typically becoming first-generation college students. And this spring has brought another huge transition for AVID students and their tutors, turning their in-person relationship into a “Google Meet relationship.”

Reflections on Giving Tuesday

Annual Event Serves as a Festive Culmination of Year-round Service Just on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, the unofficial national holiday focused solely on acts of generosity. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni all across the state are collaborating on donation campaigns, creating a groundswell of charitable giving. While charitable …

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